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VOL.1. NO. V.
$2.00 A YEAR.
Many  Properties   Being   Developed
Kith Good Results.
Owners Arc Not Waiting For Capital
.But Arc Hard at Work Turning
Ticlr Properties Into Shippers.���
Transportation Facilities In Sight
for Next Winter.
Tho Silver Cup.
h. Dldisbelm, the new manager of
the Lillooet, Fraser River & Cariboo
'Goldflelds Co., limited, came in Friday
and registered at the Windsor. He
���went up to tbe Silver Cup the next day,
aid returned through the heavy rain
(farm on Sunday morning, having
experienced the sensation of seeing
three or four snowslldes come down
before and behind him. Mr. Dldis-
helm did not care to give the Eagle
the results of the last large ore shipment to the Trail smelter before
reporting to the directors In London,
but estimated that it was well up to
the average, which has been $150 to
.the ton. The present staff at the mine
trill be out down to six men for tbo
present, but in tbe course of three
Months, twenty men will bo put on and
vigorous development carried on all
summer, In anticipation of the iron
horse reaching the foot of the lake this
season. Rawhlding and shipping will
shortly be discontinued for tho
present, on account of the broken up,
���bow roads. Asked as to whether the
company would establish thoir present
Revelstoke offices here this season,
Mr. Dldisseim said that with the
adiwat of the railway thoir offices
would be removed hero, but the
, isolation at present was too evident to
think of such a change. Mr. Didis-
hoim left by special stage on Sunday
afternoon for Thomson's Landing, and
he hoped to cross tne arm on Monday,
as he had urgent business requiring
ilm in Revelstoke. Ho will be down
again in the course ot a month.
Rob Buy Milieu.
Leaving Ferguson, and going up tho
���orth fork of the Lardeau, Circle City
is reached, after six miles of travel on
the government trail. At this point
Surprise creek and Galena creek run
into the north fork of the Lardeau.
On Galena creek, about 1,000 yards
from Circle City, are located tho Rob
Soy, Highland Chief and Sir Charles
claims, owned by the Scottish-Canadian Mining' and Development Co.
li imlted. These properties are situated
on (he Home ledge, which is the name
l>y which the great lime dyke goes on
the north fork, and occur in the contact of the intrusive limestone and
the country rock of slate or trap.
The main lead in the group is 20 foet
-wide. The second is less iu extent
but carries higher values. Assays
from the Rob Roy have gone $05.00,
#108.00 and (101.00 in all values of gold.
sliver and lead, while a smelter test
made at tbe Trail smelter from tlie
same claim gave (101.77 In all values.
An assay made February 13,1900, gave
values of (112.27. Development is
being carried on the Rob Roy by a
tunnel and cross-cuts, which give
access to three separate leads.
The Winona.
ntng through both their claims, as it
eun easily bo traced. This property
was only located last fall. Assays of
ore taken from the surface, average
(100 to tho ton, In silver and load. A
cabin will bo built this season aud
development work pushed all summer.
There is plonty of timber and water,
and u foot of clean oro to start
work on.
Ilelu Group.
Stanley Nix was in town on Monday
from tho Beta group, near Trout Lake,
whei'o ho has boon putting in the
winter running a crosscut to tap the
load at u dopth of 100 foot. Ho is now
in about (10 feot and expocts to strike
tho lead very soon. Tho Beta is one
of Trout Lako's promising prospects
and is owned by Messrs Stanley Nix
and Joe Verschoyle and has a fine
shewing of oro, which assays as high
as $40 in gold 200 ozs. in silver, besides
a big percentage of load and some
The Nottlo I..
A nother largo shipment for the Trail
smelter is now at Thomson's Landing,
waiting for the big C. P. R.. boat to
come in for it, ���'. and with this soft
weather the ice may be broken any day
now. The ore house at the mino is
also full of sacked oro, ready for the
rawhiders. No more sacking cau bo
done until a shipment of ore sacks now
at Arrowhead readies hero. There is
hundreds of tons of ore hanging in
place, and will bo got out as soon as
transportation is afforded.
Tho Surprise.
A lottor dated March 5th received
by D. Morgan of this place, from D.
Macintosh of Revelstoke; says: "I and
another party have bought out Dr.
W. B. McKccknio's interest in tho
Surprise mineral claim. Wo shall do
work on it tho coining winter, if not
this summer."
News Advertiser: Tho Eagle has
screamed. This is the najjuj jiu Ferguson's pioneer publication, and a
bright little shout it seems. In making its bow to the residents of tho
Lardeau und the public generally, tho
Eagle says that it by no means feels
called upon to offer an Apology for its
debut in the journalistic field of
British Columbia. The town of
Forguson and the important mining
camps around it, north, south, oast and
west, havo now reached a stage of
deyolopment, at which tho establishment of a newspaper to bring tho
doings of the district from week to
week beforo tho notice of tho outsido
world, has become an imperative
necessity. Without at all aiming to
create a boom or stampede, the Eagle
feels confident that the mere record
and description of mining development
and mining properties in this rich
camp cannot fail to have a stimulating
effect on the progress of tho Lardoau.
The camp has suffered as much from
the fact that it has never been half
advertised as from anything else.
This defect the Eagle proposes, to tho
best of its ability, to rectify.
The Winona is a direct extension of
the Silver Queen, in the Groat Northern group, about three miles northwest of Ferguson. The Silver Queen
is a '91 location, which is 000 foot, nnd
the Winona is a 1500 foot claim located
in '90 by J. S. Williams. Tho Silver
Queen ledge runs through >lt and Is a
very strong lead carrying good values,
about 140 oz. In silver and 50 per cont.
lead. Since the recent rich strike In
tho Silver Queen the owner of tho
Winona has decided to commence
development work next season. In
fact a syndicate are now negotiating
i for a working bond, with a small cash
payment down. Tho prospects for
considerable activity on the Great
Northern hill In general are vory
bright for this season.
O. A. Sutherland, secretary of tho
Kaslo board of trade, Is surely an
artist. In answer to a request for
information concerning the construction of proposed railways into this
district this season, ho proceeds to con
domn tho oight-hour law. Yo gods!
what noxt will the eight-hour law bo
responsible for. Tho KaBlo board ot
trade consists of a Mr. Buchanan and
othor vory bum would-be politicians,
so that really nothing nioro could bo
oxpectcd. President Shaugnessy's
word Is no where, in comparison with
thoso idiotic wire-pullers, But its a
consolation to know that thoy must
tako thoir niodiclno, every platform
now bofore tho people being llrinly
plodged to tbe eight-hour law. And it
may not bo long until ovon "ignorant
Ontario mon with more muscle than
brains" may only have to work eight
hours around Mr. Buckanan's lumbering establishment.
The Revenge Group.
This group Is situate about (our
miles from the mouth of Sable creek,
.in the Flab Creek camp, 14 miles
from Thomson's Landing. - It consists
cof two claims, the Chamberlain and
Revenge, and tho owners, Messrs.
.ArthurEvans.and Lorenzo Wisonor,
of Ferguson, are of the opinion that
they have the Trilby group lead run-
H. Neodham, of Thomson's Landing,
came in on Thursday evoning and on
Friday wont up to the Nettio L. mine
to accept tho management of tbe
commissariat department. Mr. Need-
ham says that thero is positively no
need of dolayed mails into this district,
If tho contractor was prepared for
handling it. Mr. Neodham should
know, as ho was courier in '00-'07, a
worse winter, ho claims, that this one.
Owners unit Prospectors  Declare It Will
He tt Bonanza With Delopment.
Once Condemned By Cnrlyle, Hut There
Is Lot8 of Ore .lu.t tlie Sumo, us In
Now Being Demonstrated in it l'ructi-
e��I Wuy."Ferguson Is Located on the
Illver ]>cuch at the Bottom or This
Promising Mountain.
The strike of a largo body of good
ore ion tho Silver Queen is indeed
gratifying to all Interested parties.
The Groat Northern mountain is proving, with good prospect work, what
the owners of the different groups of
claims, and prospectors generally, have
always maintained���a bonanza.
The properties on this hill, like tho
Nettie L., have received their share of
attention from the yollow-legged fraternity, and in some instances not for
the good of tho properties, as in the
case of our late mineralogist, Mr.
Carlyle, who condemned the hill generally, though it is positively asserted
by parties who are In a position to
know, that that gentleman never got
any closer to the property than tho
town of Ferguson, a distance two miles
and wroto his report entiroly on hearsay. A rcsuino of tho different groups
of claims and tho amount of development ;)ono will, no doubt, prove interesting at this timo.
Alpim Group.
This group of claims is situated just
two miles northwest of Ferguson and
on tho hill directly back of aud overlooking this town. Tho group belongs
to tho Lillooet, Frasor River and Cariboo Goldflelds Limited and consists of
tho following claims: Alpha, Broadview, Old Sonoma, Fhilllpsburg, Colonial and Confederation. Tho development work on this group has been
confined to the Broadview and Old
Sonoma, nnd consists of a shaft sunk
66 a depth of 112 feet with a drift oil'
this at b'O feet from surface, and four
tunnels 50,100,200 and 300 feet respectively. A groat deal of ore was encountered in thoso different workings and
last fall a carload of this ore was
brought down and shipped to sinelter.
With the advent of tho railroad this
group will undoubtedly become ono
of this camp's principal producers.
(treat Northern Group.
This group consists of tho Great
Northern, Hillside, Northland and
Northern Light and joins the Alpha
group on tho northwest, tho Hillside
being an end lino extension of the
Broudviow. The ownors, a Montana
company, havo done somo 300 foet of
development, chiefly tunneling and as
a result have proved the oxistaneo of
good bodies of high grade ore, assay
values of which go as high as $200 per
Adjoining these claims on tbe northwest aro the Truo Fissure, St. Klrao,
Silver Queon, Yankee and Winona,
tho latter an ond extension of the
Silver Queon. On tho True Fissure
and St. Elmo considerable development
work has boon done. A shipment from
tbo latter claim, which is owned by
B. Ramoy, Hugh McPhcrson and
others, has demonstrated it to be a
valuable property.
Tho Truo Fissure.
Tho Truo Fissure, tho discovery
claim of all those groups, is owned by
Messrs. T*. Downs and Chas. 1-Iolten of
Revelstoke, and 1'. Walker of Milton
West, Out. It has an immense body
of oro iu sight ou tho surface, some of
which will require concentrating
while a great deal Is of a shipping
finality. A tunnel 84 feet In length
has beon driven on this claim, which
exposes a good body of oro at some
dopth. Thoso claims are among tbe
most favorably situated of any in the
distriot, being froe from natural obstacles and having nn abundance nf
timber on the ground and plonty of
water, and for extent of oro body is
second to nono In tho district.
The Silver Queen,
The Sllror Queon, which joins tho
True Fissure on tho northwest. Is own-'
ed by John Stoaubor and is under bond
to Vancouver parties who are pushing
development work with such gratifying results.
The Winona.
The Winona which joins tho Silver
Queen is practically un unexplored
property, but with tho results obtained
on the Sllvor Queon its value has beon
considerably onhancod as tho Silver
Queen ore body undoubtedly passes into this ground.
At   Bevelstoke   Wilt   He A  Thoroughly
Representative On,'.
And All Are riedgcu to Support None
Bui Tom Taylor.���Either Tom Taylor
or the Provincial Party is the Verdict
In This Camp,���Progressive Legisla-
Uoa We Will and Must Have, and In
Tftylor We Have ������The Han."
As will be scon by a notice In another
column, the Hovelstoke wing of the
Liberal-Couservativo Association of
British Columbia will hold their convention on Saturday next, the 17th, In
Revelstoke for the purpose of nominating a candidate to contest this riding.
The constituency remains as before, so
that tbe Lardeau people are left with
tho same .old soro. But thoy certainly
are no longor asleep to their own Interests, and every man in tho camp is on
tho alort, and determined to elect a lit
and proper local man to represent us at
Victoria. The unanimous choice of
the who' e pooplo is Tom Taylor. Delegates will leave to-day to attend the
convention, with the avowed intention
of getting what they want- tlie nomination of Tom Taylor. Otherwise there
will be trouble browing. With Tom
Taylor wo know where wo are at.
Otherwise any candidate supporting
the line ot policy already laid out by
tho Cotton leadership faction will be
upheld to a man. The Intelligent
electors of this district have thoroughly made up their minds to be hoodwinked no longer, and progressive
legislation must predominate. ka outsido man wrill not do. Tom Taylor's
principles and knowledge of this riding
are well known. They entitle him to
tho position of member for this constituency and our representative he
will be made, if any kind of a fair deal
is forthcoming.
A largo and representative meeting
was held in Laughton's hall on Monday
evening to select delegates lo attend
tho Kevolstoke convention. Five were
chosen and pledged by tho meeting to
support Tom Taylor's candidature
only. Failing to do this, ho will be
asked to run as an independent, supporting Cotton's leadership and the
Provincial Party.
lion.'y Uelng Uselessly Squandered And
No HiiMiju'ss Heine; Done.���A Stuple
Government K< quired.
Polities aro becoming' so mixed in
Victoria that the different brands of
politicians could not be separated with
a concentrator. Joe Martin has been
rawhided into the premiership by tho
Lieutenant-Government, who has the
distinguished honor of being the paternal progenitor of tlie exuberant anil
ambitious William Wallace Bruce
Molnnis. Smith Curtis, a bum politician from Grand Forks, without a
seat but with an immaculate gaul and
an experience in a Manitoba law
foundry with Joe Martin, is announced
as a cabinet minister. Brown uf New
Westminster is credited with a willingness to accept tho Minister of Finance
job with Joe's aggregation of freaks if
tho Dominion government will not
deprive him of his job as postmaster of
Calamityville. Jim Dunatnuir, the
biggest grafter this far north calls
Crow's Nest Baker a liar and a turncoat and the colonel threatens to purify
li. C. politics by retiring from public
life altogether. William Wallace
Bruce is willing to sacrifice himself on
the altar of his country by accepting ft
cabinet position, his little brother
wauls a government job and the old
gout Is copying tbo stylo which has
distinguished the administration of the
"yiok Man of tho Bos ph or us." Ti
Uunsmuirs have quit Joe Martin cold,
the conservatives have an axo to grind,
tho liberals are trying to get their
augur in, Cotton is looking for a chance
to Hash a political black jack on a
Headman, ex-governor Mackintosh of
B. A. C. notoriety wants cheap advertising on the "ministerial possibility"
plan, the estimates are not passed, tho
voter's lists have been lost in the
shuffle, the redistribution has gone
where tho woodbine twineth, the
asylum at Westminster is too crowded
to' make room for cheap political
mauiacs and the jails grade too many
domagoues to bo thrown open free of
Altogether, says the Sandon Fay-
streak, it looks like Barnum's menagerie after an entangling alliance with
a Missouri oyclone or a Klondyke
[should read Lardoau] trail in springtime. There is room for improvement
in Ji. C. politics.
John Donor ty succumbed to his injuries, received while at work on February 2Stb in the Nettio L. mine, this
morning! Such was the sad news
conveyed to Fergusonians on Friday
morning.n��Every thing iu man and
money's power was done to save him,
but the shock was fatal, as the poor
suffering man seemed to realize. The
expressions of sympathy and bereavement were many and heartfelt. Mr,
Doherty had not an enemy in the camp,
and was respected by all. All the
miners at the Nettie L. laid off as soon
as the word reached them, to attend
the funeral oT their late foreman, who
was thought the world of by all hifl
comrades. Tie was a man among men,
whose honest and upright qualities
endeared him not only to his immediate comrades, but to everyone in the
camp. Ho was at all times respected
and loved by his many social and business acquaintances and friends, and
his untimely death is deeply regretted
by all. The Eagle can only extend
its sincere sympathy to his poor old
lone mother in Ireland in her sad loss,
and may peace that passeth all knowledge and understanding be with and
sustain her in this sad affliction. His
death has created a void in this camp
which the long lapse of tiino can alone
efface. Tho funeral, tho first in the
district, took place at JO a.m. on Saturday from tbo residence of F. T. Abcy
at Trout Lake, when nearly everyone
in the camp paid thoir respects by
following the remains to their last,
resting place. Kev. Father Thayer of
Revelstoke, conducting the burial
Vancouver, B. C,   *  *
G. B. Batho,
Ferguson, B. ('..
Dear Sir : I am informed that you
havo been carrying an additional mail
per week between Trout Lako and
Forguson without additional expense
to the department * * . I havo instructed the postmaster at Trout Lake
to deliver to you or your authorized
courier, as frequently as you may
apply for it, a regular mail for Trout
Lako so that if you are willing to carry
tho extra mail every facility will bo
afforded you. * * .
Yours truly.
W. H. Dorman,
Post Office Inspector.
Sandon Paystreak: No. 1 Vol, of
tho Lardoau Eagle has arrived In
this oflice. The Eagle's nest is
situated on tho main street of tho
embrayo metropolis of the Lardeau
���Ferguson, B. C���and its screams
will be for the purpose of directing the
attention of tho world at large to the
richness Of the great new silver camp.
R. P. Pectipiece is editor and to those
who know him tho.'mere announcement
is sufficient guarantee that it will be
breezy and brilliant enough to keep
Ferguson in the public eye.
At the last meeting of the Ferguson
literary and debating society, tho
audience was pretty evenly divided as
to whether federal party lines should
be introduced into provincial politics.
Tho descussion brought out many good
points for both sides. At the closo a
business meeting of tho members was
held. A. C. Cummins was unanimosly
selected as president for the next
term. F. Holten was re-elected
secretary and an executive committee
consisting of Messrs. Eaton, Brown
aud Helton were selected.
Tho action of the Dominion government in introducing legislation with
the object of restricting Mongolian
immigration, will meet with tho hearty
approval of tbe mass of people In
British Columbia. Some of the leading men of tho conservative party
havo openly expressed their sympathy
with the demands of British Columbia
for legislation along these lines.
There can bo little doubt as to the
issue.���Kamloops Sentinel.
p J I! IN
So Much   Development Work
Being  Done As Now.
Preparations 1'or This Season's Busy
Activity Now Being Made.���New
Properties Being Opened Up And
New Buildings Under Construction.
���The Camp's Pay Roll Increasing.
Outsiders are now beginning to
realize tbe constantly increasing importance of Ferguson as tho chief
commercial and distributing point for
tho upper Duncan and northeastern
ind mostly developed portion of the
Trout Lake mining divisions, and its
commanding position as a trade centre
for tlio rapidly rising mining camps of
this rich and extensive mineral district.
And tho EAGLE wishes to intimate
that this soason will witness a permanent advance in every lino of business. Railway transportation facilities ere another year is now a certainty. Tho mining' industry of this
amp is now beginning to bo the scene
of much business enterprise and activity, a good many men working proper-
tics are already dotted over tho district
ind soveral mining companies are
operating, a few large shipments of
high grade ore having been mado since
the new year, thus adding considerably
to tlie pay roll of the camp. Trails,
though not enough, have been built
radiating in all directions from Ferguson to these scenes of busy activity,
where under the superintendence of
practical managers, tho miners are
winning wealth for tho ownors and
getting a just day's wago for a just
day's work for their share.
This activity in the 'district is rapidly beginning to reflect itself in Ferguson, which is its centre. A great deal
of building is contemplated ..for this
spring, and many needed improvements will then be made, which It will
be the business of tho Eagle to advocate and chronicle. The Great Wee-
tern Mines, Limited, The Double Eagle
Mining Co., Limited, and J. W. Wert-
fall for his companies, all intend erecting their ofiieos here at an early date,
which will tend to center banking and
like 'institutions hero, where the men
will bo paid oil and buy their everyday supplies.
Tho town of Ferguson occupies a
position which is bound to build up a
large city in the near future. It la tha
wholesale and distributing point for a
district, which combining as it does
immense promise of mineral wealth
and unlimited forests of good timber,
has few equals even in this wonderful
province of British Columbia. The
lumber industry of the immediate
neighborhood will bo one of supreme
importance, furnishing as it will lumber for every purpose right in the
camp. This industry will add to the
pay roll of tlio town and the extent of
the local trade, tho amount of which is
testified to by the immense stocks kept
constantly on hand by our Ferguson
Present transportation facilities are
against the district in general; but
with the expenditureof a few thousand
dollars on trails, the opening of navigation between the  Landing and Ar-
owhead, and the construction of bettor
means of reaching after the upper
Duncan trade a much larger business
will bo done with greater oaso. The
actual requirements of consumers hore
this season will warrant the local merchants enlarging -their stores and
stocks, as is already being done. Tho
telephone lino connecting Forguson
with the main line and intermediate
points is a great advantage to everyone in tho district and facilitates the
transaction ,,f mining deals, etc.
Tlio Eagle has ovory reason to.believe that this season will he tho
dawning (>f a new era for this camp.
The owners of properties have taken
tho initiative, gone to work, shewing
up rich ore bodies, getting out test
shipments and demonstrating in a very
practical way that we have a district
well worth inspecting 'and investing
money in.
���Referring to the charter which the
North Kootonay Water, Power &
Light company is applying for, the
company's solicitor says: "Tho pooplo
down there seem to think this bill is
for a monopoly, but it is no such tiling.
The company cannot record a drop of
water until they apply for it in th
same way as any private individual
cau do and they have to pay for it th
same as any ono olso, undor tho
provisions ol I lie Water Clauses Act."
Tbo following oHlcers have boon
elected by the Revelstoke trades and
labor council for the ensuing term.
D. Stamper former recording-secretary
has been turned down entirely.
President, ���. Wilks: vice president,
T. J. Grnhami recording secretary,
Frank Craig: financial socrotary, B.
F. Gaymoni treasurer, Samuel Neodamj
sergoant-at-ai'ins, ���. Stddoll; trustees,
T. .1. Graham and ���. Wilks: constitution committee, 11. F. Gaymoii. T.
.1, Graham and W. Loidy. THE FERGUSON EAGLE, FERGUSON, B. C, MARCH 14, 1900.
Published every   Wednesday morning at the
offico of publication, Ferguson, B. C.,by
Advertising Rate*
oolumn hicli; $8.00
Display uilri. >i 50 per
.tiniii men; ipf.uu per ini-li when inserts oti
o page. Lego] ads, too per Ipoiiparie.) Hue for
nrst insertion; 60 for each additional Insertion,
Reading notices 10c per line cacti Issue. Birth,
Marriage and Death notices free.
Subscription Rates: Hymall or carrier, $8.00
per annumi 91.00 for six months. No pay, no
paper; stopped at expiration.
Job Department: Thk BaglbJou Departinonl
is well equipped, and Is prepared to eseeutoall
binds of printing at honest prices. Mail orders
[irpmptlv attended to. Give us a trial on your
next oraei
Bents: Thk I''ai.i.k invites cor
spondeuceon am Bubjeot ��f Interest to the
neral publlo.and desires a reliable regular coi-
ipondont In everv locality Burronndlng Fergu-
n. The boiia ftdo name of tho writer musl ac-
mpany manuscj*lpt.
Address all communications to���
Ferguson, B. C
WEDNESDAY,    MARCH 14, 1900.
K/, for war, I call it murder���
There yon have it plain an' Hat;
I don't want to go no furder
Than my Testyment [or that;
"1'ain't your eppylctts an' feathers
Make tlie thing a grain more, right;
Titin't a-folleriif your bell-wethers
Will excuse ye in His sight;
El you take a sword an' dror it,
An' go stick a [eller thru,
Qliv'ment ain't to answer [or it,
���.lames Hussell Lowell.
Strolls Opinion Kxprosstul liy a Montreal
In a recent issue the Montreal Herald said:���
"Despite the denial of the president
of tlie War Eagle and the general manager of the Le Hoi that there was any
connection between their closing down
and the agitation against the eight
hour law, there are not wanting evidences of concerted action on the part
of mine ownors to bring about its repeal and incidentally to crush the labor
union. The management of the Hall
Mines and smelter openly declared that
they were closing on this account. The
engineer in charge ol the Dominion
Copper Company's mines In tho Boundary, in announcing the closing of the
whole of their mines, says: 'I got instructions from the East (which means
from Mackenzie & Mann, who hold a
controlling interest) to follow the lead
of the Kootenay mines on account of
tho eight hour law.' These are new
accessions' to the ranks of those who,
ever since the passing of tlie eight hour
'aw a year ago, have thrown their
mines idle,scattered their workmen and
deprived their shareholders of the-
sotno cases���much needed dividends
"In discussing the question it must
not be forgotten that the object of the
Mine Owner's Association, as boldly declared, is twofold���to secure the repeal
of the abnoxious law and to crush the
miners' union. The former is within
the range of possibility, the latter probably not. It is too late in the day to
deny to workmen the same right to organize and co-operate as is claimed and
exercised by employers. Thirty years
ago conservative employers of labor
accustomed to rule with an iron rod believed that trades unions were only a
passing fad. But with ill grace they
accepted the inevitable.
"Unions arolegitimate organizations,
so extensive in their scope and so sensitive in their operation,! that to touch
one part is to affect all, and other labor
organizations on this continent that
would be disposed to rally to the support of one, however feeble, if its right
to exist wore called into question.
"The eight hour law is another matter altogether, one on which there may
be different opinions, and one about
which it is quite proper to fight if the
campaign be properly conducted. In
passing this law, the government was
only putting itself in lino with the Imperial government, which ten years ago
decided that eight hours was long
enough for nion to work under ground,
Canadians should not need lessons in
humanity either from the Mother Country or the western Stales, where for
years tbe miner lias enjoyed the blessings ot an eight hour day. The tendency throughout the civilized world is
to lesson the. hours of labor in all callings whore the physical exertion is
considerable, and especially iu tlie hazardous occupation of mining, and it lias
been amply demonstrated by results
that eight hours is tke maximum time
during which a miner can exert his utmost capacity, and that to prolong the
time is certain to result In diminishing
instead of increasing the production.
"It is a poor comment upon the value
of British Columbia mines to say that
they will not pay on the eight hour system, and strangely at variance with the
glowing representations made in most
of the prospectuses that have beon issued. One might well be curious to know
what the money market thinks of the
statement nnd how it will affect the flow
of outside capital to the province, but
since the law is just and humane, and
one that has received the'approval of
the highest authority, it is to be hoped
the provincial government will not accede to the press are that is undoubtedly
being exerted fr^v Its repeal."
The gold standard casts its blight over
New Zealand as well as over all of what
are known as tha "civilized" and
"christianized" countries of the world,
but the people there have applied a partial remedy in the shape of a postal savings bank and the government loans to
the people at a low rate of interest. The
horror with which tho daily newspapers
and magazines of the aforesaid "civilized" and "christianized" countries, our
own Canada included, view thiB proposition becomes laughable when one observes liow smoothly and beneficially
the scheme works in New Zealand and
how everybody there upholds it as a
common sense business proposition.
Other schemes now firmly established
in New Zealand are the following:
The railway and telegraph lines are
owned by the government.
The graduated land taxis in operation,
the large land owners the heaviest. If
the owner is dissatisfied, the government
will buv the land at the assessed value.
Strikes are avoided by government
board of arbitration.
All stores are closed by law at a certain hour. The merchants say they do
not lose by it. A weekly half holiday
for employes is compulsory.
The factory laws do away with the
system of sweating.
Every man or woman over the age of
(15 without means of Bupport draws a
pension, the maximum being$!)0a year.
It is expected that better provisions will
be made for the helpless aged in the
near future.
A government life insurance bureau ia
in operation.
The government acts as a trustee for
estates, capital, etc., and guarantees the
honesty of Ub agents.
The government rnns an employment
bureau. In December it placed 40 people with private employes and 66 on
government work.
Plutocrats do not constitute the supreme political power of New Zealand.
Land monopoly, railroad monopoly and
money monopoly are effectually prevented there, and as a result the country is
free from tramps and unemployed men
and women.
It Is estimated that the income of
John D. Rockefeller for the year 1900,
from the Standard Oil Company, will
amount to $32,000,000. Andrew Carnegie, who is reported to have said that
Rockefeller is the richest man in the
world, will, it is supposed, have an income this year, from the big steel trust,
of (24,500,000. Both these men began
with comparatively nothing, and both
are esteemed as good men for their great
charity, and their continued interest in
the Christian religion. Yet they have
piled up fortunes bo colossal that their
incomes are estimated at the immense
figures already quoted. In a country
that professes to confer liberty and
equality upon Ub people, and especially
a young country that boasts a disregard for those established usages that
guard the hereditary rich in the old
world, would it not be reasonable that
the United States Government should
order an enquiry into the methods by
which these colossal fortunes were
amassed, and the conditions that made,
ot that now make, such results possible.
In this connection, it is worth noting
that Rockefeller and Carnegie have not
the fortunes that their incomes seem to
suggest, but that both derive an unknown but immense sum from the advantages that they are permitted to take
of the necessities of the great bulk of the
people, it is this that should justify
investigation.���Toronto Star.
Last year, says London Tit Bits, a
game of chess was played between two
German students under very tragic
conditions. The two plnyers, who were
rival claimants to tlie hand of a daughter of one of their professors, had quarrelled and exchanged blows, and a duel
became inevitable. As each man was
a skillful chess player it was decided
that they should play a game, and that I
the loser should take his own life. The
gruesome game was played in a restaurant, aud after a stubborn struggle
ended in favor of the aggressor in the
quarrel The following morning the
loser was found dead iu his rooms.
Perhaps the most tragic game on
record was played many years ago by
HerrWatzdorf aud Horr Schwartz 6,000
feot above tho earth, in this case, too,
jealousy was the sole cause, of tlie tragedy, and the rivals decided to resort
to the novel expedient of playing a
death game above the clouds, tlie loser
to throw himself from tho balloon. One
can picture something of the tragic
tension of the two players as each card
was turned up and played, and tho
growing despair of Horr Schwartz as he
saw that destiny was against him.
With the throw of the last card he
turned round and flung himself 5,000
feet down to the earth, whero his mutilated body was found on tho following
day. His death was ascribed to accident, and tho true story of this aerial
tragedy was not known nntil Watzdorf
declared it on his death bed a few years
An Unfortunate Reseinblnnoo.
There was a guest at the dinner table
at the Blanque's the other night, a gen
tleman of some considerable note.whom
the Blanques were particularly desirous
of pleasing. The visitor is the possessor of a somewhat luxuriant lot of
whiskers and a good deal of tangled
At tho table was young Tommy
Blanque, aged 5, whose behavior is usu-
ally so exemplary that he was permitted
to come to dinner. The Blanques aro
proud of Tommy.
Tommy watched the guest with a fascinated air. But pretty soon he blurto-
"Say, mamma, doesn't that gentled
man look like Major?"
"Hush, Tommy," whispered his
What did tho little man inquire?"
spoke up the visitor.
"I said you looked like Major," replied Tommy promptly.
"Tommy, be quiet," cried his mother,
"Some military friend, eh?" said the
guest, affably. "And who is Major, my
little man?"
Tommy's mamma made an ineffectual
attempt to stop him, but it came too
"He's my dog," said Tommy.
Whereupon his mother promptly banished him in sobbing disgrace.
Many lose their souls to save their
It is a mistake to be forever copying
The simplest patriotism is the hardest
to practice.
The life of goodness Is the likeness of
Spiritual vision is not material blindness.
The godly man is he who acts divinely
to bis fellows.
The roses drop from sin, but the
thorns remain.
He is a brave man who thinks new
thoughts aloud.
God is working toward a perfect man
in a perfect world.
Duplicity of conduct will not win im-
plicity of confidence.
The riper the fruit of holiness, the
lower it bends itself.
A criminal may escape from his cell
but not from himself.
There will be"goodwill amongst men"
when they all do God's will.
The angel's song ia not set for their
choir alone, but for all the chorus of
Sorrow cannot separate us from the
Savior, but He shall yet separate us
from them.
Capital, $1,000,000, in $1 shares.
4oo,ooo in the Treasury.
First Block of Treasury Shares now
on the market for a limited time
at 10 GENTS.
Manner the Cochrftno Hunch, Limited, Mtielcuii.
Managing Director of Th. Herald, Calgary
W. It. POOL, President Great Western Mines, Limited, Ferguson and Revelstoke.
.1. I>. ORAHAM,
Bold Commissioner. Atlin, BC
Rancher; Plnchor Creek
Solicitor, Revelstoke
W. M. BROWN, Proprietor St Leon Hot Springs, Revelstoke.
The Doable Eagle Company hus been formed (or the purpose, not only
ot mining its present properties, bnt of acquiring promising claims and developing them to an extent that will justify their sale to English and other
companies at a profit. The company already owns and has paid for in full,
the Trilby and Old Saul properties in the famous Fish River.district, and a
three-quarts rs interest in the May Bee mine, in the Lardeau district one and
a half miles from Ferguson. Sufficient promoter's shares have been set aside
for tbe purchase of the remaining quarter.
The May Bee is the sister claim to the now famous Nettie L, which has
broken all records in British Columbia for large bodies of phenomenally
rich orei The May Bee and Nettie L were located together in 1892 by
Mr. W. B. Pool (who has been appointed manager of the Double Eagle Co.)
Both claims carry identically the same rich ore on the surface and the same
remarkable ledge runs through both, carrying high values in gold, copper,
silver and lead. The promoters have already spent $4,000 in developing
the May Bee, with excellent results, and in order to place the mine quickly
on a shipping basis the company now offers the public the opportunity of in-
\ csting to a limited extent in fully paid and non-assessable treasury shares
(par value $1) at 10 cents each.
Shares will he sold in blocks of 100
and upwards.
The company reserves the right to withdraw the sale of shares from the market at any time
without notice.      Application* may be sent to the Secretary,
A. H. HOLDICH, Revelstoke.
Or to JNO. J. YOUNG, Herald Block, Calgary.
A man who bets may be doing wrong
but the man who doesn't bet is no better.
If a man would live to a ripe old age
he should get his name on the pension
Many a man becomes a pessimist
when he begins to harvest his wild
Every time a woman deceives a man
his vanity gets a shock that puts it to
Unless a man is influenced by a wo
man he is neither very bad nor yet very
Nothing pleases a man more than to
hear that his neighbor has lost all his
Many a man has avoided the slip
'twixt cup and the lip by drinking out
of the bottle.
A student of human nature who
knows his business never wastes much
time in society.
Whenever a man is browbeaten it is
usually by the gray matter behind some
other fellow's brow.
No man is absolutely perfect, but he
whoackhowledges his fault is more than
halfway up the ladder.
Says an old bachelor; "No one ever
heard a married man boasting that he
had never made a mistake."
What the Pay Will Be.
For the benefit of those who are curious 'o know what pay the volunteers
for the Strathcona Horse will receive,
it may be said that until the corps arrive in South Africa mounted police pay
will prevail, which is as follows: Private 50 cents per diem, corporal 85
cents, sergeant II, sergeant major 11.50.
On arriving in South Africa the line
cavalry scale will be paid, which is:
Private one shilling and two pence,
corporal two shillings, setgeants two
shillings  and eight pence, troop ser-
If you desire
any Information
Concerning thisdistrict
drop me a line and I
will cheerfully give
you any particulars I
Town Lots or
Mining Properties
Handled on commie
sion. If you have
either to sell or wish to
invest, write me.
There are
some splendid
here for various businesses.       Write for
Ferguson, E C.
Published at the office, Victoria
Ave., Ferguson, B, C, every
fllining fietxts
of the Hafdeaa
and Trout bake
will be its mission, and
the interests ot these
districts will be its sole
duty first, last and always. Properties now
being operated will be
visited and accurate reports of development
given. Being published
right in tlie centre of
the present activity it
will prove a valuable
medium to advertisers,
The Eagle will grow as
fast as the promising
district in which it is
$2.00 per annum
geant-major three shillings and 10
pence, squadron sergeant-major four
shillings and four pence This may be
supplemented by a grant from the Canadian government sufficient to bring
the pay up to that paid the Canadian
militia, which is about the same as the
mounted police rate.
If a man is unlucky it worries him,
and if he is lucky then he worries because he is afraid his luck will turn
against him.
"No pav, no
Will be sent to Ave ad
dresses for $7.50. Old
country subscriptions,
$3.00.' Help the district,
help the publisher, help
Job Printing
Of every description executed on shortest notice
at    moderate    prices.
' Mail orders solicited.
Ferguson, B. 0.
and Little
By The
Reasons why
The Eagle is in
the District
Nelson, B. C.
See that the  Blue Label
is on each box.
Ferguson (its nest) is
not a "'boom" town, or
boomerang; but a steady
growing mining camp
since the season of '97.
Its unique geographical
position:is by sheer force
making it the commercial aud social centre of
Golden Lardeau.
It is sltaated at the
point where the waters
of the north and south
forks of the Upper Lardeau River meet, ii
beautifully located on a
spacious flat on the side
of a mountain, which
affords the only possible
location for a town site
for many miles in any
direction. Planted as ft
is at the forks of the
river, it commands the
traffic of the mining
camps on both the north
and south branches of
the river.
At least 20 mines are
ready to ship ore as soon
as the railway furnishes
transportation in the
vicinity. The railway
experts have been quick
to perceive the natural
advantages which its
geographical position
has conferral upon Ferguson.
Both the G. P. R.
and Kaslo, Lardeau
& Duncan Ry have
roads surveyed Into
Thus making the place
a! competing point and
insuring its future as an
important railway and
distributing centre. -
Taking this fact into
consideration and remembering that as soon
as ever the cars react.'
Ferguson there will be,
on a conservative estimate, 25 or 80 mines
commencing to ship ore
ot a grade which in a
marvel in Kootenay.the
land of high-grade silver
ore, there is no reason
for doubt as to Ferguson's future  prospects.
The pay-roll of the
mines tributary to Ferguson will.withinaverv
short while of the advetit
of tho iron horse, begin
to run away up into the
At present the following concerns are doing
business in Forguson:
A saw-mill, throe general stores, (which supply even the mining
companies operating iu
the district,which speaks
volumes for their just
prices), four first-class
hotols, (and two more to
follow), two livery, feed
and sale stables' (good
outfits for all purposes),
an assay office, a black-
smithslinp, a newspaper,
a private school, (a public school to be established at once), a money
order offico, oro and supply houses.
All three store firms
purpose enlarging their
space and stock in the
A town hall, fire hall
nnd several residences
are to be erected as soon
as lumber is available.
Several ownors of partially developed properties adjacent to the
town intend moving
their families to Forguson in tho spring, and
will then devote their
whole time to opening
up their properties.
Throe mining companies, now working full
forces on high-grade
propositions, which are
shipping ore right along,
will make their headquarters and alliens at
Ferguson at once.
Forguson will be a
smelting nffd railway
How to reach
this promising camp.
Ferguson lies about M miles southeast of Revelstoke- and the main
line of the Canadian Pacific Railway. It is approached at present
by taking the Arrowhead branch
at Revelstoke to Arrowhead, 28
miles, thence by steamboat up tho
northeast arm of Arrow Lake to
Thomson's Landing, 10 miles, and
from the Landing to Ferguson, a
distance of 16 miles, over the government wagon road by stage,
team or horseback.
Soon, however, these conditions
of travel will be changed very much
for the better.
Railroad surveys hold out a promise of being able to reach Ferguson
either from the south or north comfortably in Pullman cars.
The district is well worth seeing
and will stand investigation. THE FERGUSON EAGLE, FERGUSON, B. C, MARCH 14, 1900.
The Sandon of the Lardeau. The destination of both the Canadian Pacific and Kaslo & iLardo-Duncan Railways, which will provide the long-looked-for
transportation for ore to places of treatment. High Grade Ores, silver, lead and gold, now being shipped, even under present conditions, at a handsome profit
by a few companies operating. Conveniently situated on an ideal bench at the forks of the North and South Lardeau. All the roads from the many developing
claims and working mines lead to Ferguson. Plenty of timber and abundant water power. Capitalists come straight through to Ferguson, put up at the com
fortable hotels and from there walk to personally inspect prospective purchases.      The miners come down the hill into Ferguson to get their supplies.
Ovei-mOmen ,t....   |m  ,.-���,,
now working
and many
more will be
in a short
No labor
on in the
Trout Lake
Mining Divisions. Blest
with practical men, bona
fide mining
Plenty of
room for legitimate iu-
guson are going steadily
through the
quietest time
of year.
Ferguson is
the natural
and commercial centre of
the Lardeau
and will be
the head
quarters for
houses, c o r-
porations and
banking institutions.
The mines'
direct supply
The starting point for all mining operations on the North and South Forks of the Lardeau River.      Ferguson is well represented with business houses, hotels, etc
and many have purchased lots with a view to establishing businesses of various kinds as soon as the coming season properly opens up.        An Al location for market
gardening.      Special inducements offered and a splendid field and opportunity for manufacturers.
For further information, apply to���
W. N. Brayton.
General Agent.
Herary Floyd,
Local Agent.
"An old handpress for sale���old, but
in perfect order, and able to do good
work yet.''���Georgia Exchange.
They're aellin' of the old handpress���
That's what the papers say���
The presB the editors have "pulled"
Until their locks were gray;
The press tho "Old Subscriber" loved
In days that are no more���
That printed all the country news
From Jinks' to Jones' store.
They're sellin' of the old handpress���
The office boy is old���
The last of all its editors
Has joined the heavenly fold j
No more 'twill welcome "Major Grsen
And family to the town,"
Or tell us of the melon crop
From Billville up to Brown."
They're sellin' of the old handpress.
Full manv a breezy day,
When they'came to whip the editor
We've seen him blaze away
With his double-barrelled shot gun-
Till they fled in deep distress
From the buckshot as they rattled round
The old handpress!
It looks so lonely and forlorn 1
Oh, heartless auctioneer,
Be careful when you cry out
To read its title clear! j
For though they have it up for Bale        |
I do not love it less,
For the editor has whaled me
On the old handpress 1
Tlio Ileal Hlg-iitnoanoa uf tlio Philippine
ai.il South African StrugRiei.
Speaking nf wars as civllizers and the
law of tho survival of tho fittest, T. A.
Goodwin writes to tho Indianapolis
Press as follows:���
About midsummer, 18(18, when the
land was filled with mourning and
men's hearts quaked because of fear on
account of tho terrible loss of life at
Gettysburg nnd the uncertainty of the
situation, a distinguished Presbyterian
minister, who was waiting at the union
station for his train, called upon his
personal friend, William N, Jackson,
then, as now, doing duty in tho secretary's oflice. After the usual salutations the preacher asked: "What do you
think of the conditions of the country,
Brother Jackson?"
Without speaking a word, Mr. Jackson reached for his Bible, then lying on
his table, and, turning to the Ninety-
seventh Psalm, said: "Read that," and
the preacher read: "The Lord reigneth;
let the earth rejoice."
"That answers the whole question,"
said Mr. Jackson. Clouds and darkness
may be about Him; we may not be able
to see the meaning of His acts, but we
are sure that righteousness and judgment are the habitation of His throne,
hence we can only wait and trust.
"Far, far above our thought
His counsel shall appear,
When fully He the work hath wrought
That caused our needless fear,"
Then followed a half-hour's conversation along the line of the scripture quoted, Mr. Jackson insisting that thoso
who came after would understand why
God used war to accomplish what could
not be brought about by any other
agency; and the preacher took the can
for home a happier man for tho interview with a layman who reads and believes the Biblo.and long ago thoso who
participated in that war from mere political motive learned that "Far, far
above their thought" God had in view
not only the emancipation of the negro,
but the emancipation of tlio slaveholders themselves, and their elevation
to a higher moral, social nnd commercial plane than was possible with the
nightmare of slavery paralysing them,
and the lifting of tho whole nation to a
higher level.
Whoever would study these wars intelligently, or any war, for that matter,
must recognize, as a foundation truth,
that the Lord loignoth. We may not
always be pleased witli His methods;
we may even imagine wo could do better if we wielded the sceptre, or we may
go only a short step farther and say in
our hearts, if not words.thero is no God;
yet still He reigns, and we must submit
to His laws, howovor reluctantly except
that in tho ixercise of our froe will we
may disregard His moral laws and take
the consequences. Finally, however,
after strutting defiantly on tbe stage for
a brief period,as if the world were made
solely for our delectation, or ought to
have been, the curtain drops, and, in
obedience to tho law we most despised,
dust returns to dust again and the
mourners go about tho streets as mourners have gone for thousands of yoars,as
if some great calamity had befallen
them, whereas, only a law of our being
has been obeyed, and it was no calamity at all Death is no calamity.
There are at least two companion
truths always to be taken into account
in such a study; though possibly they
are less fundamental, yet they are important. First, God's methods are always evolutionary. With Him it is always the germ, the blade, the ear, and
after that the full corn in the ear. In
the inanimate realm there have been
distinct forms of development,each succeeding: period building on its predecessor. In the animated realm it is the
same. The thorough bred horse of to
day is the result of natural selection-
the survival of the fittest; as the apple
of today is the resultant of cultivation,
it is the improved crab-apple of the
early forests. So of the most cultured
peoples of today it may be said almost
in the language of Saxe:
Most certainly we Anglo-Celt-Saxon-
Norman Teutonic folks will not have to
go far up our thread ancestral before
we find some very rude, uncultured ancestors, but little if any superior to the
original Hottentots of South Africa or
the Filipinos of tho Archipelago.
The second companion truth to bo
always present in such a study is that
what (iod does for man He does by
man. Sometimes this is done through
the gentle ministrations of parents and
teachers; sometimes through tho more
severe discipline of the master driving
his slaves to his task, as the negro has
been lifted from his condition as it was
in the jungles; and often by tho horrors
of war, for there has not beon a war
since the days that sheik fought sheik,
that tho survival of the fittest has not
contributed to the uplift of the race.
This may not always be so marked as
to bo perceptible in any given case, hut
in tho end it is marked. Every school
boy knows how tho present cultured
Englishman has grown from the ignorant and warliko clans of earlier times.
What may have been the immediate
motive of the Boers in declaring war
against the British, or the motive of
England in the demand which made
war inevitable, has nothing to do with
the real significance of the war. The
bottom fact is that for 800 years representatives of the lower stratum of
Dutch civilization had been operating
in South Africa only because it yielded
rich pecuniary results; they had intermarried with the aboriginal Hottentot,
producing a mongrel people, more Hot-
tentotish than Dutch, with little prom
ise of any higher civilization in the next
800 years, occupying one of the most
productive portions of the earth, rich in
gold and other precious minerals, yet
not open to other people except under
humiliating conditions. This might of
itself be no just cause for a war of aggression if it were true that the accidental possession of such a region by a
handful of people who would not half
develop either its agricultural or mineral wealth, gave those possessors a
vested right to its exclusive possession.
To so claim is to assume that the 7,000
Indians who, a hundred years ago,
roamed through the forests and the
prairies of the territory which now constitutes the state of Indiana had such a
title to the land and that we are trespassers. They had no such exclusive
right. Whether the English had a
right to march into that territory to
protect British subjects who had been
inveigled into the country by promise
of citizenship on easy terms, and who
had been the victims of cruelty and oppression���all this has nothing to do
with the real significance of the war.
While no one doubts the final result, as
relates to the sovereignty of the Transvaal, possibly In a year, possibly not in
a decade, one abiding result must follow,whether the question of sovereignty
he settled soon or never: A higher type
of civilization and culture will be introduced into South Africa within a decade,
as a result of the war, than the Dutch
have introduced In 800 years. In other
words, tho war only marks an epoch in
the upward march of culture among
that people, and the Dutch-Hottentot
people of the closing year of the twentieth century will be thankful for a war
that was necessary to produce such a
result, and still more thankful will the
prosperous nation be that will hold that
fruitful land in the far distant thirtieth
The real significance, therefore, of
tho Philippine war is that it marks an
epoch in the life-work of America. It
is the beginning of the mission for
which God has been preparing ub all
these years. The war began with that
humane impulse which sent us to Cuba
to rescue the perishing. From that
came the Philippine war; beyona that
the world. Of course, a few cowardly,
selfish souls will protest, but from our
present work there never can be any
retreat.   All down the coming ages the
tribe of cynics will snarl, but the work
will go on; not (or the sake of the
world's commerce, but commerce will
go with America's civilization, and in
the near by-and-by it will be American
commerce and civilization without the
American saloon and the American
beer. But it will be ages and centuries
and milleniums before the work is finished. God is never in a hurry. The
eternities are His.
'How to Select a Wife" is the title of
a recent magazine article. Probably
the safest plan is to wait till she becomes
a widow.
A dentist may be painstaking, but he
gives a lot of pain. *
The Pioneer
Livery, Feed
and Sale Stables
When an optimist strikes a thorny
path he finds consolation in the fact
that he doesn't have to step on all the
Ritualism is an attempt to feed men
on furniture.
Thomsons Landing,
Trout Lake City,
Ten Mile.
to all points in the
District. Light
rigs for quick trips
provided. Saddle
horses-at'all stables.
The traveling public accommodated at
any time of the day
or night. For any
further particulars,
freighting rates, etc.
Craig & Hillman,
And at all times insist on the
box bearing tbe blue label
It  helps manufacturers to see the
force of paying fair and honest wages
Nelson Iiqar Makers' Union,
The only direct route from
Kootenay Conntry
to all points East & West
First-class Sleepers on all trains from
Revelstoke and Kootenay Landing.
Tourist Cars pass Revelstoke Daily
for St. Paul; Tuesdays and Saturdays for Toronto; Thursdays for
Montreal and Boston. Same cars
pass Medicine Hat one day later.
Daily train to Arrowhead from Rev
ehjtoke on main line. Daily steamer connecting for all Kootenay
points and Crows Nest branch.
For Boundary conntry vis Robson,
leave Arrowhead daily oxcopt
For rates and full   information address noarest local agent or���
A ict Arrowhead.
W. F. And��rion,
T. P. A., Ni'lson.
A^-l Kevelstokc.
A O. P. Aet. Vancouver
Staple Stationery
Letter and Note Pads,
Envelopes, Blotters,
Pens, Pencils, Ink,
Blank forms, Etc., for
sale at moderate prices
at the office of���
"The Eagle"
Victoria Avenue. THK FERGUSON  EAGLE, FERGUSON, J3. C, MARCH H, liniu.
George Sula.cs la down from tho
Cariboo Chinoso aro La ading the
Neil ttegun came do wo from the
Silver Cup on Sunday.
Ladysmith is the nauao of a new
townsite In the Boundary.
Kev. b'athet* Thayor of Hevelstoke,
was in town on  Saturday and Sunday.
J. Booth, painter and paper hangert
is down at Trout Lako doing some
Tlio Catholic Register is tho only
religious journal in Canada which
uses the union label.
A. K. Kincaiilo and R. Crtily a"o in
town, ami may go out to tho main
lino for a few days.
Registered mall from Ferguson of
Pabruary 20th, 2fird, and 27th.. only
reached Arrowhead un March 3rd.
The Liberals tonservatlve  party In
this province is definitely   pledged to
"the existing eight-hour  law In its
D. L-. Clink,proprietor of tho Trout
Lako Saw Mill, was In town the latter
end of tho week, looking after his
business interests hore.
Tho money order oflice at Ferguson
is now open and doing considerable
business. The convenience is appreciated by all in this district.
Hugh John Macdonald, Manitoba's
now premier, is working in entire
accord with the labor organizations of
that, progressive province.
William Kennedy and T. H. Currie,
ot the Nottie L. mine, were down on
Saturday to attend the funeral of their
late comrade John Doherty.
Sandon is on tbo bum once more.
The merry tinkle of the Ivory and 1,1m
wber-r r-r of the niokle-in-tho-slob
machine are again as of yore.
The brotherhood of railway trackmen, by a referendum vote, have
decided to affiliate with lIig American
Federation of Labor.
Tho Trout Lake dramatic society
have postponed thoir proposed entertainment from tho 17th to tho .'10th.
Every elfort is being mado to have a
good program arranged.
Chas. Hillman came in on Friday with
t��. Didisheini, tbo now manager of the
Sunshine Limited, operating tho
Silver Cup. Mr. Didisheim went up to
the mine on Saturday morning.
Kootenay Mail: Tbo Ferguson
Eagle has Anally reached this oflice.
The paper is a bright one, and when
the Mall man was through with it, it
looked as If someone had been otittlug
patterns from it.
'The Revelstoke Herald is surely
eomlng to its old self once more. Last
issue to hand says: "What wo want
is u great deal more business and a
great deal less politics to the square
inch than we have got already."
The EAGLE'S mining now.- is already
being extensively clipped by it; many
largely circulated exchanges. And so
the good news spreads. Once got the
outside to know of this high grade
camp, and the rest will soon follow.
,~P. Crlelly of tho Nottie L. mino,
who carao down with A. E. ICineaide
to help comfort and nurse their late
comrade, John Doherty, at the time of
the unfortunate accident, returned to
tho mine, with tho rest of the boys on
Monday morning.
Nelson Miner: Ferguson, in the
Lardeau, is a new place, and of course
It has a newspaper. It is a bright.
healthy-looking sheet, but is chiefly
raraarkable for the the fae* that it Is
not called the Miner. It bus been
christenod the EAGLE instc.d.
J. Laughton has purchu -ed enough
lumber from D. L. Clinic, at Trout
Lake City, to make nacer^ary alterations in the Lardoau hotel, preparatory to the opening of Bpringtr ule. C.
R. Scott.is doing tho rcarponter work,
while J. Booth is paper ha* 'ng and
Two petitions arc boing . ' -oulated,
one asking the department >f mines to
appoint F, T. Aboy minin.; r oorder.
In the event of Tom Taylor's i oslgna-
tion, and tho other that A. .7. Cordon
be granted the position. 1 \ <!. ('amp-
bell is also spoken of  vory   favorably.
Don't delay! Get your nunc on the
voter's list at once. Registration
forms can be secured at the EAGLE
oflice, which will be cheerfully forwarded to the government agent, if
filled out. Several havo alien ly took
advantage of the franchise, if you
are entitled to a vote see i it your
name is put on tho list at oljo.
Tho Eagle must congratulate the
Trout Lake Topic upon its improved
appearance and the adoption of EAGLE
Ideas in it columns, since its inception
in tho camp. "I wonder' why, I wonder why." The removal of a few
"dead" ads, and the addition of a
proof reader, would still add to Its
usefulness as a medium to help advertise tho resources of.thi.i dijtrh.:.
������!'. II ������ ��� !.   ' have spent
nine   boors in   Ww   i'ork's dreadful
i uit-ahopB." This mis !i;- i tatomi til
made by Kdwio Mai khnm, author ol
������Tlio Man With tl a Hoo," litter Investigating the unsightly places where
somo of the clothing is made. Tbe
system is wrung.
Thero is every reason to believo that
the near future will witness a complete
combination of the principal lines of
railroad in the United States.
Indications point in that, direction, and
the formation of a great railroad
combination is one of the near at hand
possibilities, Tf this idea of combination is effected, tho need for a pooling
| bill will be out or tho question, and
railroad managers can at least afford to
be honest as far as maintaining rates is
concerned.���Trainmen's Journal.
At present tho desirability of tho
government ownership of public utilities seems to be a point on which the
people of tho west are practically a
unit, it is advocated by the supporters
of both federal parties, whether at
Ottawa or Victoria. Tt becomes thus
a question outside of party politics
altogether, a great social requirement,
which the people are determined to
havo iilled irrespective of party and
lor it tlio EAQLE will continue to con-
tend at all seasons and at every stage
of tho game.
1st. Wo demand of the provincial
legislature tho enforcement of the
eight-hour law, aud its application to
all brandies of manual labor.
2nd. Legal recognition by incorporation of labor unions and tlio extension
to them of tho same rights enjoyed by
other corporate bodies.
3rd. To provide for adjustment of
wage disputes by arbitration on plans
similar to that now in force in New
4th. To provide for settlement of
public questions by direct vote under
the initiative and referendum.
5th. Government ownership of all
railways, telegraph and telephone
lines to be constructed, and tlio acquiring of those already in use as soon as
practical; and to prevent extortation
as far as possible, by tbo control of all
railway, telegraph and telephone linos
for public uso and to fix a reasonable
maximum rate which they may chargo
for service.
Oth. An act to prevent employment
of Chinese in any mines, factories or
public work's within the province.
7th. An act to provide proper safeguards to life aud health, aud to
provide an efficient mino inspection
system to procure these results.
8th. An act to establish county or
local government throughout the province; all offlcors of such, both judicial
and executive._ to be elected by tbe
popular vote of their respective localities.
���Use Bland's Dyspepsia Tablets!
Cure indigostion, etc. 50c. a box at
Abby's Druci Stoke.
A MABK 01? I! mil ESTEEM.
Auent Tom Taylor's resignation as
mining recorder in this district, a
position all are sorry tosoehim vacate,
wore it not for the fact that he is
shortly to better himself, an appropriate address and presentation will
shortly be mado to him, by the citizons
of Ferguson, as a slight token of their
appreciation of his faithful services,
and assuring him of their hearty and
unanimous support in tlie event of his
boing nominated at the forthcoming
Liberal-Conservative convention at
Revelstoke, to stand for this riding in
the provincial election soon at hand.
It will be found vory hard to replace
Tom Taylor iu the government ofllee.
DOHERTY���At Trout Lake, on Friday,
March 9th, 1000, John Doherty, foreman of the Nettie L. mine, from tlio
ell'oets of injuries received ou Feb.
iSib while on duty.   Aged 32 years.
\\\-  ivlsl]   Up  tllllllK-  tho liinny  frlOtllUOf tlio
latoJohli Doborty fur tlmlr klnilOMi iii liim
iluriiiu iiis lust illness, and ospoolally aro wo
Rrntoful to Mr, anil Mrs. Auov, who <lul nl! in
iiiL-ir powor in fusil iiis i,tsi momenta,
11. '.Ilill.l.Y.
I'. OKIl.l.Y.
M, ruil.l.Y.
Will be held in Revelstoke, B.C.,
under the auspices of tlie Liberal-
Conservative Association, on
March 17th; 1
for tho purpose of electing a
candidate to contest this riding
at tho forthcoming provincial
Liberal-Conservative Association,
j T. A. Wilson. M. 1).
���J Ferguson, B. C\
tants,  eon 01
otloa Mini nil i
Lake City and Ferguson in tho district of \V
Kootonay and of tho surrounding district
within a radius of ten miles from tlie present
post office nt Ferguson, B.C., and to lay pipes
and erect Onmes for the conveyance mid supply of water to tho said towns and radius; and
also to supply, transmit and distribute power,
light ana neat by compressed air and electricity to tho Inhabitants, corporations, mines,
mills, manufactories and till other works of the
said towns nnd radius; and also to construct
and maintain tramway and telephone systems
in the said radius nnd to extend the said systems to other districts contiguous thereto; nnd
also to erect, lay, construct and maintain all
such works, bridges, tracks, roads, suliwavs,
buildings, 1!nines,dums, raceways, poles, pipes,
wires, cables, structures and appliances as may
be necessary to fully and completely carry out
the purposes of the tympany; and also to havo
the right to enter and to expropriate lands for
Kites for power houses, stations, tramway lines
and other necessary works, nnd to appropriate,
ubo and divert so much of the waters of Lardeau
creek nt n point about one nnd a qunrter miles
from the school house at Trout Lake City and
any other creek, lobe or stream which may be
found most convenient and advantageous
within the said radius as inny be neccssurv for
the purposes of tlie com pnnv in order ("supply
water, heat, power un.t lijJit lo the iiiliuPt-
tauis, corporations, mines, mills, manufactories and othor workB within the satd radius,
and to do all such other things as are Incidental or conducive to tho attainment of tlio above
objects or any nf them.
Dated this let March, A. l>. 1900,
6- tf Solicitor for Applicants.
NOTfCK IS HKREBY GIVEN that an application will bo inndc to tho Legislative Assembly
of the Province of British Columbia at its next
session for an Act to Incorporate o company
with j ower to construct, equip, maintain and
operate tolophono and telegraph lines within
and throughout all the cities, towns, municipalities and districts oi the mainland of the
Province of British Columbia and to construct,
erect, and maintain such and so many poles
ami oilier works and devices as tho company
deem necessary for making, completing, supporting, using, working, operating and maintaining tho system of communication by telephone and telegiaoh, and to oj en or break up
any part or pan's of the said highways or
streets as often as the said company, Its agents,
officers or workmen think proper and forthe
purposo of the undertaking to purchase, acquire,lease, expropriate, hold and sell and
dispose of lands, buildings, or tenements within the limits aforesaid, and to purchase
or least.', for any term of years, any telephone or telegraph Hue established or to ho
established in British Columbia connected j or
to be connected with the lino which thooora-
pany mav construct, and to amalgamate wilh
or lease its lino or linos* or any portion or portions thereof, in miv company possessing as
proprietor, any line of telephone or telegraph
communication connecting or to be conneotod
with tho said company's line or lines, ahd to
borrow money for the purposo of the company,
and to pledge or mortgage any of the company's assets for that purpose, and lo recoive
bonuses, or privileges from any person or body
corporate, mid with .ill other usual, necessary
or Incidental rights, powers or privileges as
may bo necessary or incidental to tho attainment Of the above objects, or any of them.
Dated this lsl day of March, 1800.
'   DAI.1   .V   HAMILTON,
���r'���tf Solicitors for the Applicants.
Fred C. Elliott,
Ferguson, B. C.
Harvey, McCarter tf Pinkham
Solicitors for Imperial Bank oi Canada.
Geo. S. McCarter. J. A. Hiirvey.
A. M, Pinkham,
White, Gwillim tf Scott,
Revelstoke, B. C.
A- H. Holdich, Esq.,
Revelstoke, B. C.
Fayette .Buker,
Mining and Real Estate
Mining Properties Listed.
Methodist Church,
Services in Forrostor's Hall everv Bhndayat
7:30p.m. Sunday School at ;> p.m. Everybody
cordially invited.
J. li.  FLEMING.
Don't wait
for Lumber
We have on band at tho lowost
prices In the country
Rough and Dressed
Lath, Shingles, Sash,
Doors, Mouldings, Etc.
Call on us or write for our quotations,
special order.] promptly
or our nn
���Hy tilled.
Kootenay Lute Company, Ltd,
COHAl'M.X. li- C.
and House furnishings from
our large and well assorted
stock Is already very evident
in the Lardeau una Trout
Lake district, which means
that wc aro successful competitors' with all comers in
price and quality. Before
you invest in our ii no drop
us a card for [([notations. We
can save you money.
Ferguson Shaving
All brunohes ol the tonsorlnl art oxooutod wttli
ambidextortous dexterity.
The Pioneer Store
Cummins & Co.
A large stock of assorted Wall
Papers, embossed and ingrain,
with border and ceilings to
match, now selling nt a very
low figure.
The s.st Lardeau
Loaves Comaplix for Thomson's Landing
nt 8 a. in.
Leaves Thomson's Landing   for Arrowhead at 8:80 a. m.
Returning leaves Arrowhead for Thomson's Landing at i!:;tO p. m.
Leaven Thomson's Landing for Comaplix
at 4 p.m.
Comnplix, B. C.
S. Shannon,
Assayer and Analytical
House Painting
and Decorating
!ardEad J. Booth,
The Revelstoke, Trout Lake
and Big Bend Telephone
Company, Limited.
Drop u lino to me, or il you want
Broiid in any quantity, let me know,
nnd I'll quote prices low eiiongli to
interest yon. Our Wedding Cake
artist is tlie lest in 11. 0.   Address:
Sick People
If you want medicine supplied from the
purest of Drugs and act unitcly dispensed
send to the
Mail orders promptly attended to.
Made by the Enterprise Browing
Co,, at Revelstoke, is keeping
the camp cheerful. When you
want tho best insist on " Enterprise." All the leading hotels
handle it.
Ferguson Packing
and Transfer Outfit
Contracts entered into for packing ol
Mining Supplies, etc., to any point
In tho district.
Good, prompt service, and any work
undertaken guaranteed.
Freighting from Thomson's Landing
to Ferguson a spocialty.
S. DANEY, Proprietor.
We Can Outfit You
With Everything
required in this district. Prospector, miner, capitalist, expert,
laborer, it matters not, wo can supply you, in any quantity, and as
, we already do nearly all the local! supplying, it evidences the fact
that our goods, prices" and treatment is right. We successfully
compete with large outsido firms ; we buy direct from the manufacturers in largo luts at closo casli prices, and can sell you a
complete outlit, carefully packed, and ready for pack-horse transportation to any part of the district. When you reach.Ferguson
don't overlook these facts.
McKinnon & Sutherland,
We aim to give full value for your nionoy in
Groceries, Provisions. Dry Goods,
Tools. Boots and Shoes, Clothing,
Crockery, Steel, Powder; all kinds
of Miners' Supplies
Call and see our stock and get quotations.
General Merchants and Outfitters for the Lardeau
/. Laughton, Proprietor.
Ferguson, B. C.
H$ $-&-#-# #$���$$���# t $#$���$ 3Hh$h�� jjhShSh$*
Ferguson, B.C.
Hotel Perguson
The Bar is supplied with the best brands of
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Headquarters for.Mining and Commercial Men.
Rates $2.00 a Day and upwards,
Ferguson Bros., Proprietors^
The Kootenay Cigar Mf'g Co., Nelson, B.C.


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